Red Hat Extends Enterprise Management for OpenStack with CloudForms 3.2
CloudForms 3.2 adds additional OpenStack workload management capabilities including:: automated discovery; web-based console support; service catalog publishing and user dialog generation for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) templates; deeper image and workload introspection capabilities with OpenStack Image Service (Glance) and OpenStack Compute (Nova) integration; and improved capacity and utilization management through expanded OpenStack Telemetry (Ceilometer) integration. These new capabilities in CloudForms represent a step forward in the manageability of OpenStack in the enterprise. CloudForms is the industry’s first open source cloud management platform that manages both the OpenStack infrastructure as well as workloads from a single, integrated platform.
In addition, CloudForms is able to federate OpenStack-based private clouds together with other public clouds and a variety of virtualization platforms, including VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Advanced capabilities including a self-service portal, policy-based control, governance, chargeback, showback, orchestration, capacity/utilization planning, optimization and bottleneck analysis and reporting allow enterprises to more effectively manage hybrid cloud environments.
CloudForms has significantly helped customers accelerate their OpenStack implementations, and these new capabilities in CloudForms 3.2 provide an efficient and scalable migration framework across traditional virtualization platform and private clouds based on OpenStack. They enable enterprises to implement a bi-modal IT setup, where a new agility-optimized infrastructure co-exists with traditional efficiency-optimized datacenters and with workloads unified by a common management platform.
Other improvements in CloudForms 3.2 include support for the AWS Config service enabling near-real time monitoring of changes in workloads deployed to AWS, Japanese language support, IPv6 support, and improved bare-metal provisioning and management through integration with Red Hat Satellite 6.
CloudForms 3.2 will be available to existing CloudForms customers in June 2015. OpenStack infrastructure management features in CloudForms 3.2 require OpenStack Kilo capabilities, which are scheduled to be available in the upcoming release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.
Joe Fitzgerald, vice president and general manager, Management, Red Hat
“CloudForms is an essential part of Red Hat’s strategy to enable OpenStack adoption and improve manageability in the enterprise. These updates in CloudForms 3.2 will allow customers to more quickly deploy and scale their OpenStack private clouds, combine existing IT infrastructure investments and federate public cloud deployments.”
Gartner: How to Succeed in Your OpenStack Deployment, 20 February 2015, Donna Scott and Arun Chandrasekaran
“Most enterprises find they need more than OpenStack for management and governance, as well as for multicloud management, including bursting across private and public cloud environments. As a result, many organizations implementing OpenStack invest in a Cloud Management Platform that rides on top, and provides an API translation and orchestration layer across private and public clouds.”
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